Healthy Recipes

Sonoma Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Yield: 5-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups cooked, shredded chicken (about 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast halves)
  • 1 cup diced celery (about 3 stalks)
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, such as Craisins, roughly chopped
  • 2 Tbsp finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • Sliced bread, for serving (here is a great recipe)
Dressing
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp prepared yellow mustard (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  • In a large mixing bowl toss together shredded chicken, celery, pecans, dried cranberries and Parmesan cheese, set aside. In a separate mixing bowl whisk together all ingredients listed for the dressing until well blended. Pour dressing mixture over chicken mixture and toss to evenly coat. Serve over sliced bread, croissants or rolls. Store in refrigerator.
  • Recipe Source: Cooking Classy/from the Buzz Feed Life website
 

Oven-Fried Salmon Cakes from Well Fed 2

Serves 2-4 |Prep 25 min | Cook 30 min | Whole30 approved

Ingredients:
1 (14.75 ounce) can wild-caught pink or red salmon
1 cup cooked (or canned) sweet potato, mashed
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves, minced (about 2 tablespoons)
2 scallions, white and green, very thinly sliced
1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
zest from 1 lemon
2 tablespoons ghee, melted

garnish with any of these:
Olive Oil Mayo
Paleo Ranch Dressing
minced fresh parsley
Awesome Sauce

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 425F and cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Drain the liquid from the salmon and using your fingers, crumble the fish into a large mixing bowl, removing the bones and flaking the fish. Add the sweet potato, eggs, almond flour, parsley, scallions, Old Bay Seasoning, salt, hot pepper sauce, paprika, black pepper, and lemon zest. Mix well and refrigerate for 10 minutes.

3. Brush the parchment paper with some of the melted ghee, then use a 1/3 measuring cup to scoop the cakes and drop them onto the parchment. The patties should be about 2 1/2 inches wide and about 1 inch thick. Brush the tops of the cakes with ghee, then bake for 20 minutes. Carefully flip each patty with a spatula and return to the oven. (Brush with more ghee if that tickles your fancy.) Bake an additional 10 minutes until golden brown and crisp. Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice and your sauce of choice.

 
Lemon Parsley Bean Salad
Author: Cookie and Kate
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep time:  15 mins
Total time:  15 mins
Serves: 6
 
A delightfully crunchy and satisfying bean salad bursting with Mediterranean flavors, including lemon, garlic and fresh herbs. This healthy salad is vegan and gluten free, but mostly just delicious!
Ingredients
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans red kidney beans, rinsed and drained, or 3 cups cooked kidney beans
  • 1 (14 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained, or 1½ cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced in half or thirds lengthwise and chopped
  • 1 ripe red tomato, chopped (skip if you can't find a great tomato)
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
  • ¾ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill or mint
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • small pinch red pepper flakes
Instructions
  1. In a serving bowl, combine the prepared kidney beans, chickpeas, onion, celery, tomato, cucumber, parsley and dill (or mint).
  2. Make the lemon dressing: in a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper flakes until emulsified. Pour dressing over the bean and vegetable mixture and toss thoroughly. Serve immediately for the most flavor, or let it marinate in the refrigerator, covered, for a couple of hours or longer.
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